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Human Cloning Should be Condemned

Human Cloning Should be Condemned

On November 25, 2001, the news that a firm called Advanced Cell Technology had created human embryos by cloning added new urgency to Congress’s and the nation’s deliberations on this issue.

This past summer, by a 265-to-162 margin, the House of Representatives passed a carefully worded ban on human cloning (H.R. 2505) which President Bush has said he will sign into law. The leadership of the Senate nonetheless has refused to take action on this measure, or even to consider a temporary moratorium on human cloning research. Further delay will only encourage some researchers to take further irresponsible steps toward the laboratory manufacture and destruction of human life. Such inaction is morally irresponsible and could result in irreversible harm to our society.

Creating human life in the laboratory by cloning should be condemned because it reduces human beings to mere produc…

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…f these embryos be allowed to survive. By passing such misguided and ineffective legislation, Congress for the first time would not only allow the destruction of an entire class of human beings but require such destruction.

Progress in stem cell research and other medical advances does not depend on the pursuit of human cloning. Rather, a regression in society’s respect for human life and human dignity will occur unless human cloning is prohibited by law.

A Comparison of Moral Conflict in Antigone and A Doll’s House

Conflict Between Individual Morals and State Laws in Antigone and A Doll’s House

Mother, should I trust the government? Or should I trust myself? This dilemma is a common one in a great deal of literature. In Antigone and A Doll’s House, the main theme is the question of whether one should be true to oneself or true to one’s state or society. Should Nora (in A Doll’s House) and Antigone (in Antigone) “follow the rules” and do what the state and society want them to do or should they follow their own consciences? Both plays address the conflict between individual morals and state laws, obedience and disobedience, and understanding oneself.

Antigone shows the contrast between state law and divine law. Although the two have similarities, they are enforced in very different ways. The major conflict is this – according to divine law, Antigone’s brother must be buried, but, according to state law, Antigone’s brother is not to be buried due to his political standing. The divine law is a law that is the same for everyone and does not change, whereas the state…

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…hocles. Antigone. Translated by R. C. Jebb. The Internet Classic Archive. no pag.


The organization of your paper is a bit confusing. To clarify this confusion you should be consistent in your points. If you separate your paragraphs by points then be sure that you always begin with Antigone and then in the second half of the paragraph discuss Nora or vice-versa. If you wanted to separate your paragraphs by character, then you should discuss the different points in the same order.

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